This game was a great effort and gut check from the entire Sabres team and Buffalo takes the one point moving forward to the wild card possibility.
Mr. Luukkonen had his shutout bid performance marred by a pass from Mr. Kane to the front of the net that deflected off of Mr. Power’s skate past UPL for the Rangers’ only regulation goal in the game during the second period.
Along with New York’s goaltender playing at .970 save percentage, the team at 61% faceoff win percentage, and out-blocking the Sabres was what allowed the Rangers to make it to overtime.
The Rangers do not score as often as Buffalo in the regular season but they are a solid playoff Cup contender and providing them with the man advantage by playing four on three in overtime gave them the opportunity for the win.
Mr. Skinner burns Mr. Shesterkin with a laser shot to reap his 29th of the season receiving a beautiful pass from Mr. Lyubushkin who collected a bounce pass off the dasherboards from Mr. Thompson for the 1-0 lead.
Buffalo has three road games, Monday in Toronto, during the Ides of March the Sabres travel to our Nation’s Capital then finish up the week in The City of Brotherly Love on St. Patrick’s Day Eve to positively improve on the Sabres’ outstanding 19-10-2 road record.